Horsman back as Cowichan Caps’ captain

Kyle Horsman will return as the Cowichan Valley Capitals captain for the 2014/15 B.C. Hockey League season, with three capable alternates rounding out the leadership group.

"I’m very happy to be back as captain for a second year with the Capitals," said Horsman, who will be helped by alternate captains Jesse Neher, Rylan Bechtel and Thomas Gobeil. "I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my first season and there’s a great support system with our alternates. It’s a good feeling to know other guys who don’t have a letter on their jersey aren’t afraid to step up and be a leader as well."

Horsman, 20, has played 104 of his 144 BCHL games with the Caps, scoring 21 goals and 19

assists over that span. Neher, also 20, has played 171 BCHL games, including 89 with Cowichan, and has 16 goals and 20 assists as a Capital.

Bechtel, 19, is the lone returning defenceman from last season, and has played 111 games in a Cowichan uniform, with two goals and 25 assists. Gobeil, 20, comes to the Capitals after playing the last three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and impressed fans in the preseason with his combination of skill and willingness to mix things up.

"We’re very pleased with our group of captains; this is an extremely strong leadership group," head coach Bob Beatty said. "Our team has good chemistry with great veteran support and leadership among players both with and without letters on their jerseys."

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cowichan Valley team using 3D printing to quadruple ventilator capacity

Hopes are high that project will help solve global ventilator shortage during pandemic

CMS Food Bank closes temporarily

Food bank serves Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake

B.C. Greens suspend leadership race due to COVID-19

Cowichan Valley MLA Furstenau among contenders

LAKE FLASHBACK: Hockey tournaments, a chemical spill and one lucky Edgar

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old… Continue reading

COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees

Staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel according to Island Health

Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small businesses amid COVID-19

This is up from the previously announced 10 per cent wage subsidy

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

An ongoing list of events that have been cancelled in the Cowichan Valley due to COVID-19

World update, 9:30 p.m. March 27: Positive news in Korea as U.S. hits 100,000 cases

The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country in the world

VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium

COVID-19 has forced the Vancouver Aquarium to close access to guests – leaving room for its residents

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday

Friends get creative after party cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

Nanaimo RCMP ask for help locating 17-year-old girl believed to be with 36-year-old man

Mary Cyprich, missing since Thurday, might be in company of Force Forsythe

67 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region

Positive tests found in Surrey, Langley long-term care facilities

Most Read